Due to an overabundance of food options, people are seeking out more guidance on what they should eat, and registered dietitians are seeing a rise in inquiries. March 9th is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. If you’ve never been to a dietitian, you may not understand what they do. Registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who can help you make the right choices for your lifestyle.
When should you see a dietitian?
If you have any of the following conditions, it’s a good idea to see an RDN.
- Cardiovascular problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Digestive problems
- Gastric Bypass Surgery patients
Dietitians can also help you lose or gain weight, as well as provide insightful options to improve your diet to achieve your goals.
Meritage Medical Network offers individual nutrition counseling for both adults and children. Make an appointment with your primary care doctor if you feel you may need nutrition counseling. Our nutrition counseling classes cost the price of your normal copay when you are a Meritage Medical Network Member, or $20 for non-members.
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Meritage Medical Network is a healthcare network representing our local physician members. We provide health care and administer benefits for HMO members in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. Our expert medical and administrative staff are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest quality health care available. Learn more: meritagemed.com